Peace not apartheid. Finally, we’re getting somewhere. Hopefully this step eventually results in full Palestinian statehood. The United Nations voted overwhelmingly today to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States. The resolution upgrading the Palestinians’ status to a nonmember observer state at the United Nations (on par with the Vatican) was approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member world body—a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstentions. A Palestinian flag was quickly unfurled on the floor of the General Assembly, behind the Palestinian delegation.
“"Today’s unfortunate and counterproductive resolution places further obstacles in the path peace,”“ Cause giving a displaced people a stately recognition was the problem? Jerks.